Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Turn your Dreaming into Doing


The first of January and September, as well as our birthdays seem to be the times in a year when we focus on the gulf between where we are and where we would like to be. By now, many of you have already given up your New Years Resolutions and settled back into the comfortable routine of last year. Before you get too snug, dust off your dreams and look at them again. Let's make this year a year to be proud of. Let's make this the year of personal reinvention, to do the things that we have always wanted to do, and to become the women we have always wanted to be; doers, not just dreamers.

The dreams may be made about the books we would like to read, the projects we would like to complete, the weight we would like to loose, the trips we would like to take, the degrees we would like to have after our name, the business we would like to start, the houses we would live. The dreams that women have are as diverse as they are, they range from personal to spiritual, from familial to professional. None seem too big, and on the flip side, none are too trivial.

Here are some steps that may help you turn your dreams for the upcoming year into attainable goals.

1. Write your dreams- Moving your dreams onto paper is the first step from bringing them from the invisible realm of the mind or heart to a tangible form. You need to see your dreams on paper.

2. List your goals as affirmation statement- refrain from using the term "I would like to" or "I want to" and use strong affirmations. "I will" or "I am going to." Somehow with just that shift in words the dream becomes just that much stronger, a promise to yourself.

This year I will ___________________________.

In the next three months I will have _____________________.

3. Set limits to your goals - Put values and limits on your goals and be specific. The more general your goal statement is the less likely you are going to reach it.

An example of an abstract goal is, "I want to lose some weight this year."

A specific goal would be, "I will loose 25 lbs in the next six months."

4. Think from the end- Project yourself into the future. Picture yourself with all of those goals accomplished. What are the steps that had to be taken to get you there?

Some things are easy to figure out, for example:

- To lose 25 lbs in the next six months you must consistently loose a bit more than one pound per week. This goal is doable.

- To read the Bible in a year, you must read only 3 chapters a day.

To start a business or organize your home, get out of debt, or write a book, the steps are more numerous, and perhaps more complicated, but when they are broken into small bite-sized manageable tasks, to be accomplished weekly or daily chunks they don't look so daunting.

5. Hold yourself accountable- This is the thing that separates the doers and the dreamers. Do something every day and each week towards reaching your goals. If we really want it we must be willing to work for it, to invest time to it. Some may find that they work best with an accountability partner, others, realize they owe it to themselves, and themselves alone, to succeed.

I challenge you. Put your dreams into writing, then work to make them reality.

************************************************************************

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.

-Denis Waitley

Pamela is a freelance writer, teacher, and workshop facilitator addressing the needs of women who juggle homes, families and careers. Pam has been teaching and facilitating workshops for women for almost twenty years through business organizations, women's groups and churches both in Canada and the United States.


MORE RESOURCES:

Business Insider

No racial motivation in US church fires: official
Business Insider
Washington (AFP) - Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said. Preliminary investigations point to three of the fires being accidental, with the cause of the ...
What happened last time there was a spike in church firesFusion

all 1,649 news articles »


CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

WestJet won't speculate on motivation behind false bomb threats
CP24 Toronto's Breaking News
TORONTO -- WestJet says it will not speculate why the airline has received four false bomb threats in five days, forcing flight diversions. Spokeswoman Brie Ogle said Thursday that while the airline can understand the threats are generating a great ...

and more »


TWC News

USA Women's Soccer Team a Motivation to Young Players
TWC News
The team defeated top-ranked Germany Tuesday night and the professional players are motivated young athletes, including summer campers at XL Soccer World in Raleigh. "When the Team USA scored, I went really wild!,” said player Brooke Swift. Decked ...
Japan, US have revenge on their minds in World Cup finalReuters
FIFA Women's World Cup: Germany face US in highly anticipated semi-finalThe Express Tribune

all 2,601 news articles »


WISH-TV

Gr8 Health Blog – Finding your motivation
WISH-TV
I needed to find motivation. What is the reason for heading out? It's different for everyone. For me, several years ago, I started 'running for a reason.' So many people do it as well: running for a cause, supporting something that needs additional ...



Yahoo News

French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation
Yahoo News
PARIS (Reuters) - The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religious motivation behind the attack, a source close to the inquiry said on Monday.

and more »


FOXSports.com

Reds' Bourgeois uses anonymity as motivation
FOXSports.com
Jason Bourgeois' named showed up as "unknown" on the Citi Field scoreboard over the weekend and the outfielder is using the slip-up as motivation for the future. Your browser does not support iframes. "Of course, the fans in New York will let you know ...

and more »


From Motivation to Math Partnerships: Feds Award $175 Million for Ed. Research
Education Week (subscription) (blog)
The so-called "noncognitive" context of learning, already a hot topic in education circles, got an influx of research support today, with more than 20 new research projects awarded by the Institute of Education Sciences, part of more than $175 million ...



VICE News

Suspect Reportedly Denies Religious Motivation in Beheading and Factory ...
VICE News
Yassin Salhi, the man accused of beheading his boss and causing an explosion last Friday at a factory near Lyon in southeast France, has reportedly told investigators that the attack was not motivated by religion. Salhi was arrested on Friday, and he ...
​French terror attack suspect denies Islamist motivationRT
French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation | News , World | THE DAILYThrasher Backer

all 371 news articles »


The Japan Times

Getting creative when it comes to finding the motivation to study Japanese
The Japan Times
I respect people who possess a high-level of Japanese proficiency the same way I respect people who are well-built. I don't respect the results of the effort so much as the discipline required to attain it. I can't deny that focus and perseverance are ...



The Dominion Post

Oscar Kightley to give writing motivation to Kapiti school kids
The Dominion Post
The writer and comedian will spend four days in the second week of Term 2 working with children from 12 Kapiti primary schools on a writing project for the Kapiti Kids Motivation Trust. Two secondary schools will also be visited by Kightley, who will ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.